Greatest TV Series Characters

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We all love TV Series, so who is our greatest character?

The Top Ten

1 Castiel (Supernatural) Castiel (Supernatural) Castiel is a fictional character portrayed by Misha Collins on the CW Television Network's American television series Supernatural.

His father is God, and his big brother is Lucifer. That sounds like a protagonist's backstory already, doesn't it? Nope, it's the backstory of a supporting character in a little cult show called "Supernatural". Castiel is an angel--a timeless being the size of a Chrysler building crammed into the body of an ordinary man. He loves books and burgers, he feels no pain or age, he navigates through space and time using quantum superposition and string theory. Such a character would've been easily too alien, too powerful and perfect to relate to, if not for the fact Castiel developed to become that most sympathetic of characters: the outcast.

Anyone who's ever felt different or been ostracized can identify with Castiel. As the series goes on, you find out that he really doesn't belong anywhere: not in Heaven--his home for so long and yet so incompatible with his developing personality (because angels are essentially made to be good little soldiers)--and not on Earth, ...more

Castiel is an amazing and unique character who truly learned and struggled with the concept of free will. He was based on the angel Cassiel, who never interfered, but his character broke free and became something new, and even wrote himself into Chuck's stories where he wasn't fated to be. His guilt, pain, hope, it all stems from his seemingly unnatural (for angels) bond with humanity, and the choices of trying to decide what is right, and if 'right' even exists, if saving the Winchesters is more important than saving the world and lying to do it still counts as good intention. His journey is like no other on screen, and it has only just begun. To see an angel, a warrior of God and preacher of blind faith, be forever changed by a human who he comes to realize is just like him- loyal to an absent father, the good little soldier. And it is heartbreaking to see Castiel slowly lose his own faith- what can it mean for the world when an angel loses all belief in righteousness from above? ...more

Castiel is the most beautiful fictional character ever created. He is an out of place, and curious character, fascinated by humans. He seems innocent and cute, but shouldn't be mistaken for weak. We see him change during all the seasons, sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. Humanity reflects on him like on no other character, we discover how humanity has an impact on him and shapes many of the decisions he takes. Castiel is the angel who fought against his own family because he believed God would have wanted the earth and humans protected. Even when he lost his way, his heart remained in the right place, wanting to save the people he cares about, and earth. Through all the things that have happened to him, he remains the character that I fell in love with in season 4.

I love Castiel He is very loyal and the last episode was so great with him on it. He finally spoke his feelings and has always kept them in due to he is a angel. He always tries to do the right thing and protects the Winchesters. The episodes with him are the best. He is amazing and easy to relate to.
He is a different character now then when his character first came on and it is for the better now. He is truly a wonderful character and special in our heart even though he is fictional but we love him

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2 Dean Winchester (Supernatural) Dean Winchester (Supernatural) Dean Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural.

It's something special to completely fall in love with, admire, identify with, feel connected to and inspired by a fictional character from the first moment they appear on screen. All that happened to me with Dean Winchester, thanks to Jensen Ackles' outstanding, brilliant portrayal of the character.
I think it's simply impossible not to love Dean. His handsome looks and spot-on, epic quotes are what first catches the eye; then his charming personality, his brave, selfless protectiveness of the people he loves and his sensitive, vulnerable soul behind the "no chick-flick" bravado will captivate you in no time!
In my opinion there's just no better character on T.V. and I seriously doubt there'll ever be one! - angiewinchester

He's a real hero and an inspiration. The character shows you how to get through bad times and come out on top. As well as being a BAMF he has a great personality that always shines through no matter what the situation and that's something that the audience connect with when we know his traits we can predict how he may react in a sticky situation.

Dean isn't a hero, he doesn't try to be a hero, but he always tries to do what is need to be done, even if it hurts and it is going to become another guilty feeling. He acts like a macho in the first seasons, but he's very sensitive - just think of his behave with children. Thanks to his relationship with Sammy, he has developed a protective side which come out when he deals with kids during hunts, and in general with people he cares about.
He's also tough, because he probably thinks it's the best way to face horrible situations and the aftermath of them. He's complex and smart, and Jensen Ackles plays him dynamically and powerfully. Even though it has been a hard choice between him, Sam and Castiel, I choose Dean. Always.

Dean is... well, Dean is Dean. He's an amazingly well-developed character with a huge heart, I'm not kidding. As an older sibling, I can relate to some of the duties this guy has to deal with with sam. Of course, I can only dream of the close relationship with his brother, and honsestly, it's frigging adorable.
He's got an amazing personality, all witty jokes and bravado, but dig a little deeper and he's a sensitive, sweet, vulnerable and actually quite broken man.

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3 Sam Winchester (Supernatural) Sam Winchester (Supernatural) Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural along with his older brother Dean.

Sam Winchester is an incredible character and it's hard to think of a character who has suffered so much with so little love, affection, or sympathy at his back, because it's almost like no one does have his back on the show, or in the audience. I can't think of a character whose been forced into such a well of loneliness and Otherness as much as Sam Winchester has. He is punished every day of his life, just for being different or for wanting normal, or for wanting a higher education. So often it seems he is punished just for being Sam, and not Dean, and that is no way for any healthy person to live. I want Sam to be loved and celebrated for all the ways that he is himself, and I don't want or need him to be the same as Dean, because that would be boring. Sam Winchester is my hero for standing up to his family when he was still a child! I am so proud of him for doing that! I also want to thank Jared Padalecki for being such a wonderful actor in bringing Sam to life - he does so much ...more

Sam's journey has been more tragic than anything Shakespeare could dream up, and yet he always tries to do the right thing and wants to save people. He is complicated, flawed, and yet empathetic, caring, and with a streak of innocence that he has somehow held on too despite all the awful things that have happened to him. On top of that, he fiercely loyal to his friends but especially to his big brother, Dean. His character is completely underrated and I love him so much! He is our Sammy, and he deserves to be in the top 10.

Sam is the best of the lot of them with their grudges and judgements while they themselves do not behave much better. Every one can make mistakes but only one is expected to continue paying the price for them. He is the lonely soul walking a thousand miles in everybody else's shoes but none ever walk in his. Jared brings a wonderful misunderstood character to life and Supernatural would of been the poorer without him.

Deserves more recognition than asstiel

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4 Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

From Season 3 onward, Walter Hartwell White became the most unbearable, the most insufferable, the most pestilential creature to ever walk the earth... and that was just around his wife. His pride was always there, but his ego inflated further as the series went on. He became arrogant, hubristic, self-centered, at the cost of endangering his identity. And this all happened because of the world around him, causing his rage to be further and further pent up until he emerged as a growling, snarling, aggressive, domineering drug lord, complete with squinting and underbite.

At the start, you feel kind of bad for him. He was simply calm and mild-mannered, even if he did hold a lot of grudges against people like the Schwartzes. You actually kind of genuinely liked him at the start. His boss treats him poorly, his family is dysfunctional, and to make things worse, he gets lung cancer. But then once he gets further and further into the meth business, dealing with a psychotic drug lord ...more

One of the greatest characters in any type of entertainment and the best T.V. series character. He is the one who knocks! - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

Walter White should top the list. His character is unlike anyone I have ever seen on Television. He is fierce, dangerous and just bad-ass. Masterfully played by Bryan Cranston, Walter White is one anti-hero to sought out. He is the one who knocks.

The original genius!

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5 Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

He's hilarious for one thing, but also he has a very intricate and elaborate personality, which is uncovered more and more as you go through the seasons. I would either say Barney, or Sheldon Cooper, from The Big Bang Theory.

Barney is hands down the funniest sitcom character ever! The guy is LEGEN... Wait for it... DARY he is LEGENDARY

So funny laugh out loud better than chandler bing

Come on dude.you want this entire list to be legendary,then you must have MR. LEGENDARY aka barney stinson.so he surely deserves to e on Top

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6 Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock) Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)

Don't get me wrong, I adore Cas, Dean, Sam, and the whole Supernatural gang, but it's a pity Sherlock is number six. He is such a complex, beautifully written character! On the outside, most people hate him for being a selfish, emotionless jerk. But we periodically get to see the gentle side of him. Even though he loves showing off on his little throne above everyone else, he genuinely wants to do what is right. He's Spock, with Kirk's heart. Plus, he's very funny, even when not knowing it.

Sherlock is the best! The sexy sociopath who knows everything about everyone in just one look. You gotta love him

Benedict Cumberbatch. Need I say more?

I'd have to say he's really interesting, though, to be frank, he is lousy in the social world, and people are forgetting about Martin Freeman's version of John Watson. Hello, there's kind of a reason why he was picked.

He is the beloved high functioning sociopath!

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7 Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory) Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory) Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

He's so awesome and funny. I just wished that he'd show some emotion at times. He's like an extremely funny robot with a great voice. - JHLover321

He is just awesome and every episode he makes us laugh in every way that he can simply one of the best - freesky

Sheldon is extremely intelligent and socially awkward at the same time! How can't you not love him?

"One cries when one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid and that makes me sad." - Sheldon Cooper
How can you not love this man?!

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8 Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

The famous cartoon character, the head of comic The Simpsons Family - MatrixGuy

My favorite yellow guy! Homer is the best, there is no scene that Homer plays that isn't funny...

Super natural is terrible.

How does Homer Simpson have only 6 comments and Supernatural chracters have over 100 comments?

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9 Chandler Bing (Friends) Chandler Bing (Friends) Chandler Muriel Bing is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by Matthew Perry.

What a character! Quick wit and sarcasm to love for...
You can relate with if you love humor and sarcasm in daily life
The best of chandler was when
Rachel "you are a pathetic looser right? "
Chandler with awesome expression and then in despair "YES"

By Far the funniest and most lovable character on T.V.. Much better than anyone else on this list!

Can't believe he is on no 9, he at least deserve place top 3, common he was so much sarcastic before it was even that cool it's now a days, he had sarcasm of a guy from another planet, common he helped writers for writing his jokes, he has impeccable sense of humor

Can the real Miss Chanandler Bong please stand up?
I repeat, can the real Miss Chanandler Bong please stand up?

Could we BE having any more of a problem here?!?! - skadoosh_007

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10 Dr. Gregory House (House M.D.) Dr. Gregory House (House M.D.)

Brilliant character, made even more incredible by the acting skills and depth of emotion shown by Hugh Laurie. Harsh, sarcastic, but with a hidden vulnerability and deep compassion--Greg House is always worth watching.

This is a great show to watch... I dvr them all and watch one at a time on weekends! Sure wish we could find medical attention like he gives!

Brooding character, he is sexy, so very sexy. Something really wonderful about tortured characters. More so by characters tortured by themselves. Adds a humane quality. Brilliant portrayal by Hugh Laurie.

My vote is definitely for House
The best and most complete character on T.V. - Szonana

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The Newcomers

? Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
? Elam Ferguson (Hell on Wheels)

The Contenders

11 Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

I'll drop GOT the day Tyrion Lannister dies.

"I demand a trial by combat". Seriously what's more badass than this? Tyrion is the best

Come on, everyone likes The Imp?!

The one character the series might not survive without

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12 The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor is the title character and protagonist in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

The most diverse character ever. He has been around since 1963 and rarely disappoints. Not quite number one like Castiel. He has had his bad sexist and rude moments but he still deserves to be in the top 5. Nobody is as complex and fantastic as the Doctor.

The character needs no introduction, he is just simply amazing and as a character that has lasted for over fifty years on our screens, I believe it shows us just that the character and the show are extraordinary. - mholland1997

It just needs to be the Doctor... No one has a better excuse to change his appearance and Character like the Doctor...

It's Doctor Who! need to say more? - catlinelizabethlaufeyson

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13 Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

Dexter is a total badass, dude.

Dexter is a brilliant character, and he should've gotten a much better ending.

Oh come on, every one knows dexter the best.

Dexter should be On number 1.he is the best T.V. show character I've ever seen.

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14 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

Eric steals the show!

Kyle's mom is a... - Garoto_Oceano

Cartman would destroy every enemy

Wow, seeing Eric Cartman and Stewie Griffin side by side, he looks like a growed up Stewie! - Xean45

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15 Jack Bauer (24)

Such a bad ass. He almost dies like 20 times to save innocent lives and his country. If he were real he would be the greatest man alive. One of the best characters ever.

When you need to get things done, jack is a safe bet

Jack is a true hero.

So many girls here, Supernatural this and Supernatural that, way too overrated, I swear all the comments of the supernatural characters are by the same person, now Jack Bauer kicks major ass, he wasn't created for the amusement of wet girls, he was created for for being a badass and saving America within a day, he does whatever needs to be done to get results and to stop whatever is in his way, Supernatural is for people that at least appreciate all of that fictional mystical crap, 24 is for the people who appreciate old school action and engaging storytelling with twists and turns, unfortunately, people have moved on and started to forget about this franchise and replaced it with shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, but Jack Bauer is an unforgettable and an amazing patriotic character that can't be dismissed.

16 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.

VICTORY shall be mine!

If you do not like this character than something is wrong with u! All hail to Stewie Griffin!

"Death to you all"

Funny

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17 Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)

I love him he's awesome so ingenious and crazy... Just watch the Merv G episode. You'll see... And of course, Serenity Now.

For all you people of Kramerica: Giddy-up!
Kramer was the greatest Seinfeld character ever! His legacy shall live on!

18 Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)

What the heck with Super Natural, God! This guy is more boss than all supernatural people. Daryl Dixon Is the doctor of the walking dead. Ya, I blew your mind. Crossbow, Redneck, Boss, outstanding, doesn't take orders from no one and emotional at some times: Merle's Death, Carol's Departure... Ya. And this guy should be in top ten hands down. I bet about The whole country watches Amc and Bbc... Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who. No one cares about this supernatural people.

Yeah Daryl is super awesome! The best person to have by your side when everything goes south.

Crap I wish I'd voted for Daryl

He's the biggest badass ever

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19 Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad) Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)

At first he comes across as an obnoxious, thuggish idiot. But the more you get to know him, the more sympathetic he becomes as he's faced with the bigger jerks in the world like Tuco, Gustavo and even Mr. White himself.

How is MABEL PINES doing better than him. He may seem like a bad guy, but he shows he has a heart in the episode "peekaboo"

I just love him. In my opinion, one of the most charismatic characters of all time.
What up, biatch?

The difference between Jesse and Walter is that Jesse is actually a human being. Come the end of the series, you will be rooting for Jesse and praying for Walter's death.

Jesse is awesome.

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20 Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)

To any serious observer ( though many haven't seen him) James Gandolfini's extended performance of this complicated character has to be among if not the greatest acting performance of any venue. - Billyv

That he wasn't even mentioned before was astonishing.

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